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2020 House Bill 5976: Revise licensed child care staff ratios
Introduced by Rep. Pauline Wendzel (R) on July 22, 2020
To allow a licensed “group child care home” that is currently permitted to take care of up to 12 minor children before or after school may receive up to five more school-aged children; and allow a licensed family child care home permitted to take care of up to six minor children before or after school to receive up to three more school-aged children. House Bill 5977 gives these operations 90 days to adhere to the new rules.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on July 22, 2020
Reported in the House on September 15, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on September 15, 2020
Reported in the House on November 5, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To allow a licensed “group child care home” that is currently permitted to take care of up to 12 minor children, and a licensed family child care home permitted to take care of up to six children, to accept an additional two children for care before and after school, defined as between 5 and 9 a.m. and from 2:30 to 6 p.m. A facility would have to get state permission first though.
Received in the Senate on December 3, 2020
Referred to the Senate Families,Seniors and Veterans Committee on December 3, 2020

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